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Upcoming Events

Embroider a Chef's Apron

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron.  Aprons are available for $10. All other items are $5++.

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Coinciding with Wilton's town Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair, this sale is located out in front of the Library and specializes in great summer "reads" and selections for all ages.  Bargains galore and something for everyone.

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Please join us for a workshop of the CT Poetry Society. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees. No charge but registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Crafty Monday Mornings – Fairy Doll Workshop

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Come to Wilton Library and make a Fairy Doll out of pipe cleaners, wooden beads, ribbon and tissue. For children entering first grade and up. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Book Folding Art

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Join us to learn a fun way to re-use and re-purpose an old book. Learn how to fold a book into a simple picture (for example: a heart, a paw print, or a cat) during this class. We will provide the book, the pencil, the ruler and the pattern to follow to create a unique piece of art. Bring your measuring and folding skills and you will be surprised at what you will create! For adults ages 18+. Space is limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Zentangle Art for Teens

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Not artistic? Think again! If you love to draw or doodle, but think you aren't a good artist, this is the workshop for you! Using a few simple steps and techniques, anyone can learn to create beautiful artwork in a relaxing atmosphere. Taught by Amy, a certified Zentanglist.   For students entering grades 6-12. Space limited and registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

STEM Monday Afternoons—Jungle Terrarium STEM

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Create your very own Jungle Terrarium – a mini-jungle in a bottle! For children entering third grade and up. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join us for a story time geared especially for two- and three-year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Story Time Under the Sycamore

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

Kids of all ages are invited to join us under the Merwin Meadows Sycamore tree for a weekly outdoor story time. Each week we will share stories, songs, and activities the whole family can enjoy. All ages with caregivers, Merwin Meadows membership required. In the event of rain, this program will be held at Wilton Library. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and Wilton Parks and Recreation. No registration, no fee. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Trivia for Teens

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Trivia Night at Wilton Library! Working together, teams of six will answer multiple rounds of questions about Movies and Music, Sports Teams, Current Events, General Knowledge, and more. Will your team come out on top? Form a team or join one once you arrive. Snacks will be provided For teens entering grades 7 - 9. Space limited and registration required. Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge. 

New Yorker Shorts: 6 weeks of The New Yorker Short Stories Week Four

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back by popular demand for our fifth year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss six short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over six consecutive weeks.  This week's story is She Said He Said by Hanif Kureishi. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the discussion. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use or download it throughh RBDigital.

Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Session dates: July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7.  Advance registration suggested.  Register online or call 203-762-6334. By registering for the first session, you will automatically be registered for all six sessions.

Wonderful Wednesdays - Annie and the Natural Wonder Band

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library and listen to Annie and the Natural Wonder Band. Annie and her friend Safari Bob have been playing original Americana music for children and their families for over 30 years.  It's all about Nature and it is both entertaining and educational. And it is FUN! For children 3 and up. Supported by Kim and Mike Healy. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Arduino Light Up Vase for Teens

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Build a vase with 3-D printed parts and then learn how to use an Arduino to turn it into a fabulous light show – fade between colors of various hues, flash, twirl or flicker lights and more. For students entering grades 6-12. To register, call 203-762-6342. A $10 fee is required to hold your place. Thanks to the Amadeo Family Fund for the remainder of the workshop costs.

New Life for Old Videos

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. 

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. $1 fee for the DVR-R.  This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Movie Theater Thursdays – Incredibles 2

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:15am to 12:00pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Incredibles 2, rated PG, 118 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

More than Playful Virtuosity: The Poetry of John Updike

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads a 4-part series on the poetry of John Updike. The sessions are July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1 and will examine a selection of Updike’s poetry with references to his life and selected works of fiction. Susan Boyar, leader of the Wilton Library Readers and this summer’s 6 New Yorker Short Stories in 6 Weeks, will co-lead the July 25 session. The Updike story she will discuss is “Here Comes the Maples” – first published in The New Yorker, October 3, 1976. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry) has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. This seminar is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance registration required. See library’s registration link for details and to register. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Movie Theater Thursdays – Kid Who Would Be King

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Kid Who Would Be King, rated PG, 120 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Summer Music & More Concert Series: Echoes of Sinatra with Steve Kazlauskas

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Steve Kazlauskas performs his Echoes of Sinatra program for the library’s 19th annual Summer Music & More Concert Series. This is a crowd-pleasing concert of American Songbook/Rat Pack compilations – this will be his 7th straight year performing at the summer concerts. 

Open to the public - concerts and refreshments free. Concerts take place in the Brubeck Room rain or shine. Sponsored by The Village Market for the 19th year. Wine provided by Michael Crystal. No charge. No registration.

Paint It Up!

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Come join us for a fun and relaxing evening. We’ll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! A $5 fee will be collected upon arrival to cover the cost of materials. For adults, ages 18+.

Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Embroider a Chef's Apron

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron.  Aprons are available for $10. All other items are $5++.

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Bouncing Babies

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months old and their caregivers. We will play, socialize, share stories, songs, and rhymes all geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. No registration, no program fee.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family.

- REGISTRATION FILLED -

Make Fun Buttons!

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Come learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Embroidered Tea or Hand Towels

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and personalize a hand or tea towel.  Towels are available $5 - $6, payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Crafty Monday Mornings – Under the Sea Stories and Craft

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for a morning of stories, songs and a craft celebrating everyone's favorite sea creature: the Shark! For kids entering K and up. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Iron-On Pillow Cover

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and create a unique pillow using Iron-On vinyl in this one-one-one session. $10 fee to cover the materials, payable upon arrival. Does not include the pillow form.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Teens Create Button Bowls

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Ever wonder what to do with all those extra buttons? Let's make button bowls with a few easy supplies. We'll have plenty of buttons here, but feel free to bring some from your own home to add to your project. For students entering grades 6-9. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Space limited and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

STEM Monday Afternoons—Ocean Slime STEM Science

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Children entering third grade and up are invited to this fun and informative Slime STEM Science Program. Please dress accordingly (it can get messy). Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Myung Gyun You

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

July brings Myung Gyun You to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. After immigrating to the United States from South Korea several years ago, Myung has traveled constantly from place to place around the country, noticing the evidence of deep geological history amidst the wide range of natural habitats. He has been collecting soils from each place he travels to and incorporates these soils into his work, expressing the evolutionary history of the planet as part of his man-made pieces. See library’s registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.

Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join us for a story time geared especially for two- and three-year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Story Time Under the Sycamore

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

Kids of all ages are invited to join us under the Merwin Meadows Sycamore tree for a weekly outdoor story time. Each week we will share stories, songs, and activities the whole family can enjoy. All ages with caregivers, Merwin Meadows membership required. In the event of rain, this program will be held at Wilton Library. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and Wilton Parks and Recreation. No registration, no fee. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

College Essay Workshop for Rising Seniors

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Looking to write a college essay that captures the admission counselor's attention? Still trying to figure out what your story is or how best to tell it? Join college consultants Beth and Tim Manners and discover ways to make your essays stand out. They'll get you going with a brainstorming session and review ideas and drafts. For rising seniors only. Please bring a laptop or notebook for this hands-on workshop. Space limited and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge. 

New Yorker Shorts: 6 weeks of The New Yorker Short Stories Week Five

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back by popular demand for our fifth year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss six short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over six consecutive weeks.  Each Wednesday's meeting will be about the previous week’s story. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the discussion. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use or download it throughh RBDigital.

Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Session dates: July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7.  Advance registration suggested.  Register online or call 203-762-6334. By registering for the first session, you will automatically be registered for all six sessions.

Wonderful Wednesdays – Riverside Reptiles

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Come to Wilton Library and meet the amazing creatures of Riverside Reptiles. Snakes, lizards and all manner of scaly and wonderful beasts.  Learn about the science of reptiles both small and very large. For children entering K and up. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

iPhone Photography for Teens

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Join professional photographer, Peggy Garbus, for a two-hour iPhone Photography workshop. Learn about the basic functions of the iPhone and explore what makes a great photo and how to achieve it. For teens entering grades 6-12. Must have an iPhone, preferably version 7 and up.  Registration required. To register, call 203-762-6342. $5 fee is required to hold your place. Thanks to the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund for the remainder of the workshop costs.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do. Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Movie Theater Thursdays – Frozen

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:15am to 12:00pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Frozen, rated PG, 102 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

More than Playful Virtuosity: The Poetry of John Updike

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads a 4-part series on the poetry of John Updike. The sessions are July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1 and will examine a selection of Updike’s poetry with references to his life and selected works of fiction. Susan Boyar, leader of the Wilton Library Readers and this summer’s 6 New Yorker Short Stories in 6 Weeks, will co-lead the July 25 session. The Updike story she will discuss is “Here Comes the Maples” – first published in The New Yorker, October 3, 1976. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry) has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. This seminar is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance registration required. See library’s registration link for details and to register. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Movie Theater Thursdays – Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, rated PG, 89 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Paper Bridge Challenge for Teens & Tweens

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Build a bridge with just paper! Test your engineering skills to see if you can make a bridge that spans a given distance. Explore the strength of paper and learn about shapes that make for strong buildings. See whose bridge can handle the most weight. For students entering grades 6-10.   Workshop run by the Discovery Museum. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Space limited and registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.

Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family.

- REGISTRATION FILLED -

New Life for Old Videos

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. 

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. $1 fee for the DVR-R.  This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Cartoon Drawing Demonstration

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children going into grades 3 - 6 are invited to come watch charming mermaids, fairies, pirates, and spacemen come to life on a sketchbook. Everyone who attends will leave with a quick sketch made on the spot. Be sure to bring your imagination and have a fun time watching the creations. This program is being offered by Wilton High School alumni Emma Keating. Emma is going into her junior year at Purchase College where she is studying film. She creates her own animated movies by drawing thousands of individual pictures. These frames add up to make a full story. Her animated short Saving Me has won several awards including: Scholastic Gold Key, Juan Castillo Best Film in Connecticut, and The New Canaan New Age Film Festival Best in Animation. Drop-in; no registration.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join us for a story time geared especially for two- and three-year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Design a Virtual Reality Labyrinth Game (for Teens & Tweens)

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Code, design and develop your own 3D Games and VR experiences using Unreal Engine with instructor Alex Gonzalez. Students will learn how to code and write logic, how to program their own functional AI, how to optimize projects for VR, and more. To register, call 203-762-6342. $10 fee is required to hold your place. Must be able to commit to all three days. Thanks to the Amadeo Family for the remainder of the workshop costs.

Story Time Under the Sycamore

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

Kids of all ages are invited to join us under the Merwin Meadows Sycamore tree for a weekly outdoor story time. Each week we will share stories, songs, and activities the whole family can enjoy. All ages with caregivers, Merwin Meadows membership required. In the event of rain, this program will be held at Wilton Library. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and Wilton Parks and Recreation. No registration, no fee. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Cake Creations for Teens

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Work in teams to build a structure of your choice (house, car, boat, statue) using Pound Cake and some other key elements. Final creations judged on color, creativity, stability and more. Sign up with friends or meet new ones! For students entering grades 6-10. Space limited and registration required.   Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron.  tea towel, apron, baby's bib, or golf towel. Aprons are available for $10. All other items are $5+, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.

Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge. 

New Yorker Shorts: 6 weeks of The New Yorker Short Stories Week Six

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Back by popular demand for our fifth year! Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar will discuss six short stories published in The New Yorker magazine over six consecutive weeks.  Each Wednesday's meeting will be about the previous week’s story. Story titles will be announced one week prior to the discussion. The current issue of The New Yorker is available in the Reading Room for in-library use or download it throughh RBDigital.

Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Session dates: July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7.  Advance registration suggested.  Register online or call 203-762-6334. By registering for the first session, you will automatically be registered for all six sessions.

Design a Virtual Reality Labyrinth Game (for Teens & Tweens)

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Code, design and develop your own 3D Games and VR experiences using Unreal Engine with instructor Alex Gonzalez. Students will learn how to code and write logic, how to program their own functional AI, how to optimize projects for VR, and more. To register, call 203-762-6342. $10 fee is required to hold your place. Must be able to commit to all three days. Thanks to the Amadeo Family for the remainder of the workshop costs.

Wonderful Wednesdays – Insectology

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Experience a fascinating hands-on interactive program about insects at Wilton Library. The performers from Dinosaurs Rock will be bringing an amazing preserved collection of everyone's favorite creepy-crawlies. Learn facts you never knew about creatures you see every day or have never seen before! For kids K and up. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Mindfulness and Henna for Teens

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Growing up today is not easy: social media, peer competition and society expectations can overwhelm and create stress, resulting in sleep problems, anxiety, depression and other issues. Mindfulness can help. With practice, it helps with clarity and focus in life, while allowing you to experience more peace, calm and acceptance towards yourself, others and life in general. Students entering grades 7-12 can join us for this introductory session. Afterwards, stay and learn about the ancient art of henna and get your own Mendhi tattoo! Registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Movie Theater Thursdays – Lion King

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing the classic animated Lion King, rated G, 90 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Design a Virtual Reality Labyrinth Game (for Teens & Tweens)

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Code, design and develop your own 3D Games and VR experiences using Unreal Engine with instructor Alex Gonzalez. Students will learn how to code and write logic, how to program their own functional AI, how to optimize projects for VR, and more. To register, call 203-762-6342. $10 fee is required to hold your place. Must be able to commit to all three days. Thanks to the Amadeo Family for the remainder of the workshop costs.

Movie Theater Thursdays – Mary Poppins Returns

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:15pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Mary Poppins Returns, rated PG, 130 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do. Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Learn the Secrets of Magic for Teens

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Want to learn some magic tricks? If so, come to the Magic Genie's show. While entertaining and amazing the audience, he'll be asking for help in making the magic happen. His card, coin, telekinetic and mind reading talents are sure to keep you wondering, 'how does he do that?' Teens will then be given a few tricks to take home where they can practice and perfect their magical skills immediately. For teens entering grades 6-10. Space limited and registration required. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Make Fun Buttons!

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Come learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family.

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Crafty Monday Mornings – Make a Summer Bouquet

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Kids can come to the Library and make a beautiful bouquet of Summer Flowers. This workshop shows kids how to make sunflowers, peonies and other types of flowers and then tie them into a beautiful bunch. it makes a lovely gift or decoration. For children first grade and up. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron.  Aprons are available for $10, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.

Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

STEM Monday Afternoons— Mirror Science Creating Kaleidoscopes

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Explore the magic of mirrors in this STEAM-based program. Learn about mirror-based optical illusions and then use your knowledge to create your very own kaleidoscope to bring home. For kids entering grades 2 and up. Registration required. No program fee. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join us for a story time geared especially for two- and three-year olds. Children and their caregivers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do movement activities and get the chance to use scarves and instruments, while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee.

Bath Bombs with Nod Hill Soaps for Teens & Tweens

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join Nod Hill Soaps and learn the secret of making fizzy bath bombs. Give them as a gift or treat yourself to a great soaking experience.  To register, call 203-762-6342. $5 fee is required to hold your place. Thanks to the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund for the remainder of the workshop costs.

Story Time Under the Sycamore

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

Kids of all ages are invited to join us under the Merwin Meadows Sycamore tree for a weekly outdoor story time. Each week we will share stories, songs, and activities the whole family can enjoy. All ages with caregivers, Merwin Meadows membership required. In the event of rain, this program will be held at Wilton Library. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and Wilton Parks and Recreation. No registration, no fee. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Post-treatment breast cancer survivors are invited to join in this monthly support group led by Nina Marino, LCSW. Nina was the Clinical Director for 15 years of the former Breast Cancer Survival Center and is a breast cancer survivor. Please email Nina at Cancersurvival2@aol.com with any questions. No charge. Registration highly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Personalize an Acrylic Jewelry Tray

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter and monogram an acrylic jewelry tray. Makes a great gift! $9 for the tray, payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge. 

Wonderful Wednesdays - Gemology

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Come to Wilton Library and join us for a jam-packed multi-media presentation on rocks & minerals. There will be lots of audience participation and an amazing dig where kids will dig, find, keep and take home an incredible collection of gems and minerals.  For children K and up. Supported by the Amadeo Family. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Teens Paint!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Feeling like Picasso? Warhol? Murakami? Come join us for a fun and relaxing session. We'll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! For students entering grades 6-12. Space limited and registration required. Sponsored by the John & Patricia Curran Teen Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

WLA/SCORE: How You Can Get A Twenty-Six Hour Day-For Real!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will show how small business owners get more done in both their work and home lives by working smarter, not harder, leveraging their time for increased personal productivity.

Speaker Don Wetmore is a certified executive coach and the author of eight books including Beat the Clock, Organizing Your Life, and The Productivity Handbook.

Register online at fairfieldcounty.score.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions. Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. Media sponsor: The Wilton Bulletin.  Registration required. No charge. 

Movie Theater Thursdays – Ralph Breaks the Internet

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:15am to 12:15pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Ralph Breaks the Internet, rated PG, 112 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Movie Theater Thursdays – Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids can enjoy a free, air-conditioned movie venue. Wilton Library will be showing Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse, rated PG, 117 minutes. No registration required. Caregivers must stay with children under 8 and in the building for under 12. Inquiries: 203-762-6336.

Smart Car Soldering for Teens

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Learn to solder and use the principles of mechanical structure, electronic, sensor, and automatic control to build your smart car. Then design a unique runway for your car to operate on.   For students entering grades 7 - 9. Space is limited and registration required. Sponsored by the Amadeo Family. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Bouncing Babies

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Join us twice a month for this interactive program especially for babies under 12 months old and their caregivers. We will play, socialize, share stories, songs, and rhymes all geared especially for babies and their grown-ups. Scarves and movement activities will be included and we will close out with a lullaby to calm the babies for the conclusion of the program. No registration, no program fee.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family.

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CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Please join us for a workshop of the CT Poetry Society. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees. No charge but registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Learn to Etch!

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Let’s introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Etch a glass coffee mug, beer mug, vase or tea light. Prices range from $4-$12. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Wizard Camp Fundraiser

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Summer is almost over and it’s time to think about going back to school – Wizarding School! Wilton Library hosts a fundraiser commemorating 22 years of Harry Potter. Children in grades 3 - 5 will be sorted into the four houses and attend a variety of magical classes and fun activities. They will search for magical artifacts guarded by fearsome creatures; learn about the Science of Divinations from Professor Trelawney and much more. Children must bring their own lunches, but snacks and beverages will be supplied. Advance registration required in person; $50 per child. For details call 203-762-6336.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session for 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.

Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

SAT, ACT and PSAT Testing for High School Students

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Take a free practice test for the SAT, ACT or PSAT. C2 Education of Wilton will administer the test - you decide which one. Afterwards, you can schedule an appointment with C2. They'll give you the written results and review your test, section by section. If you then want to hire them for tutoring, you can make the arrangements directly with them. (This is not an endorsement by Wilton Library.) Registration required. Space limited. Register online and please indicate which test you wish to take. Inquiries: 203-762-6342.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron.  Aprons are available for $10, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.

Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Paint It Up!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Come join us for a fun and relaxing evening. We’ll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! A $5 fee will be collected upon arrival to cover the cost of materials. For adults, ages 18+.

Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Personalize a Tumbler or Glass Water Bottle

Friday, August 23, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Learn how to use the Cricut, our die cutter, and create a unique tumbler or water bottle to give someone or use yourself! $5 to offset costs, payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family.

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Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Jay Petrow

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

August brings Jay Petrow to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Jay began painting in an abstract expressionist style after many years of representational work in order to connect with and express his experience fathering an autistic child. Love, anger, humor, sadness, and loss become an explosive convergence of vivid color and expressive brush stroke. His entire body of work approximates a place that he inhabits physically and psychologically. His goal in painting is to recreate on canvas what he is experiencing inside, from high states of agitation and angst to feelings of calm. Incorporating vibrant colors and layering textures on the canvas, he strives to reconstruct a path through his emotional world that produces areas of high kinetic energy and serenity on the canvas. See library’s registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do. Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and embroider or monogram a chef’s apron.  Aprons are available for $10, payable upon arrival. For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too.

Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. 

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. $1 fee for the DVR-R.  This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Children’s Garden Club

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club! Throughout the spring and summer, we will plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables in our raised-bed garden. During the month of April, we will meet to plan our garden and prepare for May planting. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Garden supplies sponsored by the Wilton Garden Club.  Program supported by the Amadeo Family.

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Author Talk: Anne Gardiner Perkins - Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

 In the summer of 1969, young women across the country sent in applications to Yale University for the first time. The Ivy League institution dedicated to graduating ‘one thousand male leaders’ each year had finally decided to open its doors to the nation's top female students. The landmark decision was a huge step forward for women's equality in education. However, this first class of women found themselves immersed in an overwhelmingly male culture they were unprepared to face. Yale Needs Women, an unflinching account of a group of young women striving for change, is an inspiring story of strength, resilience, and courage that continues to resonate today. Anne Gardiner Perkins attended Yale University, where she earned her BA in history and was the first woman editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News. She is also a Rhodes Scholar and completed a BA in modern history at Balliol College, Oxford University. She has spent her life in education, from urban high school teacher to state-level policy maker. She received her Ph.D. in higher education at UMass Boston and has presented papers on higher education at leading conferences. Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. See the library’s registration link for more details.  Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Author Talk: Scott Pelley - Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Time, the former CBS Evening News anchor and much admired 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley recalls and reflects upon some of his most dramatic, moving, and inspiring encounters in the field and how they exemplify what is good about humanity both in America and abroad. With straightforward storytelling skills of a seasoned journalist, Pelley shares private recollections of very public moments as well as intimate portraits of acts of courage, hope, determination and humanity. As a counterbalance to the divisive partisanship that has split the nation, Pelley offers a book about values, ethics, and the importance of telling the truth.  Scott Pelley has been a reporter and photographer more than 45 years. He is best known for his work on 60 Minutes and as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News. Pelley’s work has been recognized with 3 duPont-Columbia Awards, 3 Peabody Awards, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, and 37 Emmy Awards. Pelley is the most awarded correspondent in the history of 60 Minutes. Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. See the library’s registration link for more details.  Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Holiday Book Sale

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Library's holiday Book Sale in the gallery is a seasonal delight where bargains can be found - featuring a large array of pristine books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks suitable for gift-giving to all ages. The sale includes a diverse collection of classical, jazz, Latin and blues CDs.  All CDs are priced to sell, many are new shrink-wrapped items.  All merchandise is perfect for holiday gift-giving. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library.

Sale opens at noon on December 5 and continues during regular library hours through December 29, 2019. Library closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

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